Dave East and Beanie Sigel Take It to the Streets in ‘The Real is Back’ Video [WATCH]
The gritty video was shot in North Philly, where East's aunt lives; so who better to help him kick the realness than Beans? Disregard the fact that Dave and Beanie are wearing sunglasses at night, listen to their cautionary street tales of drugs, crime, death and collusion.
In an interview with Noisey, East said that he always wanted to collaborate with Beans. "That was like a dream come true for me because Sigel is one of my top three favorite rappers of all time. I grew up on Beans," he said. "Just to be able to be in the same room. He gave me a lot of game that night. We both Muslim so that was another level of respect. It was beautiful man. That whole thing let me know I'm still on pace to be where I need to be."
East has become one of rap's brightest stars. Now that he's signed to Def Jam, his rap career will surely blossom. The 28-year-old rhymer is currently working on his major-label debut, which is due out before year's end.